Morgan was challenged by co-star Alex Beresford after he spent Monday morning raging at Markle, prompting a complaint from mental health charity Mind, which raised concerns after Morgan said he did not believe that the Duchess of Sussex had suicidal thoughts.
Calling out Morgan’s “diabolical behavior,” Beresford said: “I’m sorry, but Piers spouts off on a regular basis and we all have to sit there and listen. Six-thirty to seven o’clock yesterday was incredibly hard to watch. Incredibly hard to watch… He has the ability to come in here and talk from a position where he doesn’t fully understand.”
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Morgan walked out when Beresford raised the fact that Markle had shunned him in the past. “I understand that you don’t like Meghan Markle. You’ve made it so clear, a number of times on this program. A number of times,” Beresford said.
“And I understand that you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle and she cut you off, she’s entitled to cut you off, if she wants to. Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has. But yet you continue to trash her.”
Morgan got up and walked off, exclaiming: “OK, I’m done with this.” He returned shortly after and told Beresford: “What we need to do Alex is talk to each other in a civilized manner given we work on the same show on the same team. You launching into a pretty personally derogatory monologue on one of your colleagues probably isn’t one of the best ways to go about it.”
Watch his walkout here:
Piers Morgan just walked off the Good Morning Britain set (!!!) after co-presenter Alex Beresford defended Harry and Meghan and condemned Piers’ treatment of them in yesterday’s programming pic.twitter.com/mH75J8ND4O
— Chris Rickett (@chrisrickett) March 9, 2021
Amid the dramatics, Morgan did walk back remarks he made about Markle’s suicidal thoughts. He said: “When we talked about this yesterday, I said an all-encompassing thing I still don’t believe what Megham Markle says generally in this interview and I have serious concerns about the veracity of a lot of what she said. But let me just state my position on mental illness and on suicide.
“On mental illness and suicide, these are clearly extremely serious things and should be taken extremely seriously and if someone is feeling that way they should get the treatment and the help that they need every time. Every time. And if they belong to an institution like the royal family they should seek that help and be given it. It’s not for me to question if she felt suicidal I am not in her mind and that is for her to say.”